How to travel from Alice Springs to Albury, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Albury is around 2,139km (1,329 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 50m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Albury by plane, bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Albury (ABX).

  • Duration3h 50m
  • Flight time3h 30m
  • Typical cost
    A$545($365)
Operated by

Qantas

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bus
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Bus

Take the bus to Adelaide and then to Albury.

  • Duration1 day 10h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$395($265)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Train

Take the train to Adelaide Parklands then Southern Cross and then to Albury Station Platform 1.

  • Duration1 day 13h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$645($435)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Albury.

  • Duration24h 5m
  • Distance2,334km (1,450 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Albury

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Albury by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$395 ($265) and will take around 1 day 10h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 50m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$545 ($365).

The distance between Alice Springs and Albury is around 2,139km (1,329 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,860km (1,156 miles)

It takes around 3h 50m to get from Alice Springs and Albury by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 24h 5m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Albury is to fly which takes around 3h 50m and will set you back approx A$545 ($365).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Albury, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$395 ($265) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Alice Springs and Albury. It typically takes around 1 day 13h and departs once a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Alice Springs to Albury. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Adelaide Parklands and Southern Cross. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 13h.

Great Southern Rail - The Ghan, PTV Overland and XPT run train services between Alice Springs and Albury. Trains depart once a week and will take around 1 day 13h, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Alice Springs and Albury. It typically takes around 1 day 10h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Alice Springs to Albury. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Adelaide. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 10h.

Greyhound Australia and V-Line run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Albury. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 10h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Alice Springs and Albury. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and arrive at Albury (ABX) - via Melbourne (MEL). The flight takes around 3h 30m.

There is no direct flight from Alice Springs to Albury. There is however a flight that goes via Melbourne (MEL). This services will take at least 3h 50m (not including layover time).

The flight from Alice Springs to Albury typically takes around 3h 30m. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and and arrive into Albury (ABX).

The closest major airport to Albury is Albury Airport (ABX) (ABX) which is approximately 4km (2 miles) from Albury. Canberra International Airport (CBR) (CBR) and Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Alice Springs and Albury. The distance is around 2,334km (1,450 miles) by road and it will take around 24h 5m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Alice Springs to Albury is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 50m and will usually cost around A$545 ($365).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Albury

Transport options from Alice Springs to Albury
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
3h 50m
A$545($365)
on demand2,139km (1,329 miles)
Bus
1 day 10h
A$395($265)
once daily2,463km (1,530 miles)
Train
1 day 13h
A$645($435)
once a week2,668km (1,658 miles)
Drive
24h 5m
A$310($210)
on demand2,334km (1,450 miles)

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Airports near Albury

The following major airports near Albury offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

ABX
Albury Airport (ABX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
4km (2 miles) from Albury
CBR
Canberra International Airport (CBR)
International Airport
Distance
223km (138 miles) from Albury
MEL
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)
International Airport
Distance
256km (159 miles) from Albury